|Silverstone SUGO SG08 Mini-ITX Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Wednesday, 22 August 2012|
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SilverStone SUGO SST-SG08 Computer Case Review
Manufacturer: SilverStone Technology
Full Disclosure: SilverStone Technology provided the product sample used in this article.
SilverStone Technology is best known for their computer cases. Some of their older models, such as the Temjin SST-TJ07, are actual classics in the field. SilverStone isn't afraid to innovate, as their "rotated motherboard" cases like the Raven and Fortress FT-02 show.
As more and more functions that used to require separate cards are subsumed into the motherboard and chipset, the need for multi-slot motherboards is diminishing. Of course, serious gamers running SLI or CrossFireX systems with Killer NIC network cards and fancy audio cards do need a lot of slots, but I'd guess the majority of even gamer systems run exactly one card: a video card. For these users, a computer based on a micro-ATX or mini-ITX motherboard means a smaller, possibly less expensive system with all the functionality they need.
SilverStone's SST-SG08B is their latest and fanciest mini-ITX computer case. Since it's designed for a mini-ITX motherboard, it's much smaller that a traditional computer case designed to accommodate standard ATX motherboards. Of course, there are other factors to consider, such as what kind of power supply you need and how many drives it will hold. I'll dissect the case to the component level and build a performance-oriented system in it to check it out.